Fairhaven Golf Club

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Fairhaven Golf Club Est. 1895

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Fairhaven Golf Club: The Lancashire coast is home to England's most impressive concentration of links golf courses. Although few are laid out directly along the seashore, they nevertheless occupy excellent quality links terrain, just perfect for golf. Within this revered collection are Open Championship venues like Royal Birkdale and Royal Lytham & St Annes. Amongst the lesser known gems, you'll find excellent layouts such as Fairhaven, Formby and Hillside.

Fairhaven, like its near neighbour Royal Lytham, is set back half a mile or so from the coast, but that doesn't detract one jot from the excellent quality of the course or the challenges it lays down. Although essentially flat, and not beside the sea, this is a layout brimming with an interesting mix of links and parkland features. The character is more open and linksy than tree-lined, although beyond the perimeter lies attractive woodland, and a few pockets of trees adorn the course itself. The abundant revetted bunkering is top class, and, like the wispy fescues lining the crisp-turf fairways, is best avoided if you can. When the rhododendrons are in bloom in May, a wonderful splash of colour is added to the scene.

The original course design benefited from the guiding hand of James Braid, one of Britain's greatest players and course designers. Braid worked on the layout together with local professional Jim Steer. In 1977 Dave Thomas was commissioned to raise the profile of the bunkers, alter some of the greens and generally tighten up what is undoubtedly one of Lancashire's 'must play' courses.

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Making Contact

Fairhaven Golf Club
Oakwood Ave,
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY8 4JU
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Office   +44 (0)1253 736 741
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1253 736 976

  +44 (0)1253 736 741

Email   info@fairhavengolfclub.co.uk
Website   www.fairhavengolfclub.co.uk
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Woodland and open countryside.
Designer: James Braid and James A. 'Jim' Steer laid out the original course at this location in 1922/23. Later improvements were made by Steer in 1931 and Dave Thomas in 1977.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7015 6562 6002
Par 72 73 75
SSS or Slope 75 72 75
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How2Get There?

5 miles SE of Blackpool
From Preston follow the A583 direction Blackpool. After approximately 3 mi turn left onto the A584 direction Lytham St Annes. After 7 mi, having entered Lytham, the Lytham windmill will be on your left. From the windmill continue for a further o.7 mi on the A584, then turn right into Fairlawn Road, direction Lytham Hall. After 100 yds turn left into Church Rd. After o.4 mi (having driven over railway bridge) turn right into Forest Rd, then immediately left into Oakwood Ave and immediately right into golf club.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' mid-Oct): Mon-Thur £65; Fri-Sun £80. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.
Caddies available (if booked in advance).
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Fairhaven has regularly been used for final qualification when the Open Championship is played at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club. Each year it also hosts an internationally recognised Junior competition "The Fairhaven Trophies."

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Latitude: (53.742506)
Longitude: (-2.983443)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Clifton Arms Hotel 4-star
West Beach, Lytham, Lancashire FY8 5QJ
+44 (0)1253 739 898

The Clifton Arms Hotel (a Grade II listed property) has been privately owned by the Webb family since 1993. The 4-star luxury hotel has an enviable location in the heart of Lytham, whilst enjoying spectacular views of the sea front.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Royal Lytham & St Annes; Fairhaven; Lytham Green Drive; St Annes Old Links.
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Golf within 20 miles Heron's Reach
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Glendower Hotel 3-star
North Promenade, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY8 5QJ
+44 (0)1253 723 241

The Glendower Hotel is a perfect get-away for business or leisure, positioned on the Promenade in Lytham St Annes. The hotel boasts excellent views of the Irish Sea and is just a short walk from the local attractions and many shops situated in St Annes.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Royal Lytham & St Annes; Fairhaven; Lytham Green Drive; St Annes Old Links.
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Golf within 20 miles Heron's Reach
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